Miami Background Checks Attorney

Background Check Firm in Miami-Dade County

During the hiring process, there are several ways for an employer to gather information about an applicant’s background. For instance, employers often contact references identified by the applicant to seek additional information. Those references generally include prior employers and the prospective employer often attempt to obtain information regarding dates of employment, rate(s) of pay, and whether the former employer would re-hire the applicant.

In addition, employers sometimes hire a third-party to conduct a background search on the applicant. The background checks often include checking the applicant’s driving and criminal record. In order to run the background check, the employer must obtain written consent from the applicant. The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a federal law that regulates the background search process, including credit reporting agencies. The law has specified requirements which must be followed.

Additionally, companies that run background searches on prospective employees must be careful not to violate laws that prohibit discrimination, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has promulgated detailed guidelines for employers who run background checks. Employers must exercise extreme caution to ensure that the information learned during a background search does not have a disparate impact on a class of individuals.

To help navigate this minefield, contact an experienced attorney at BT Law Group who can explain the applicable laws and provide advice on how to use information learned during a lawful background search.

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As a first step, your assigned legal team will gather and review records related to your claim, including any employment contract or offer letter, time sheets, any relevant communications, and any disciplinary actions, including performance improvement plans or termination paperwork.

These documents will help your attorneys evaluate your claims and develop a strategy to obtain the best results for your situation.


Once your legal team completes the initial investigation, they will work with you to determine the best legal strategy for your situation. Your legal team will make recommendations and will work with you to formulate the most effective approach to obtain your desired outcome.


After you and your legal team formulate the strategy, your legal team will advocate on your behalf to obtain your desired outcome. This could include negotiating a separation package, engaging in pre-suit negotiations, sending a demand letter, and/or filing a charge of discrimination or lawsuit on your behalf.

The attorneys at BT Law are experienced trial lawyers and will advocate for your rights in the courtroom as necessary.


Jason and Anisley are one of the best decisions someone can make given the situation. They are knowledgeable, transparent, proactive and communicate with their clients. I have dealt with other attorneys in the past and I’m always frustrated because you don’t get information or you have to chase the attorney and staff down that’s not the case with them.

In finding the right lawyers to represent you, you want to have mutual respect and understanding for each other and clear communication to achieve your goals. BT Law Group is just that. They not only represented me to their fullest abilities, but went above and beyond to truly understand my goals and priorities and provide sound legal advice to achieve such. It was a pleasure working with both Anisley and Jason, I’d highly recommend them.

We very much enjoyed BT Law Group’s founding partner, Anisley Tarragona service and attention to detail. From the onset her approach was practical and conscious of providing the best legal advice while being mindful of suggesting cost effective, conservative solutions. We find her to be a great business partner to service all our employment related legal needs.

I received a prompt and very professional service by the BT Law Group. Ms Tarragona provides tailored advice in the best interest of the client. She was meticulous and explained the pros and cons of my case in very simple terms which allowed me to consider and take the best decision. Very happy with the service. Highly recommended.

Absolutely wonderful and professional services. Represented my mom in a caring and personalized manner. Knowledgeable and ethical. Thank you!

I always consult BT Law Group for employment law matters. They are responsive, practical and efficient. I recommend them to colleagues and friends.

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Jason D. Berkowitz is a Founding Partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Mr. Berkowitz was a Partner in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where he represented management exclusively.
Anisley Tarragona is a founding partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Ms. Tarragona worked in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where she represented management exclusively. Ms. Tarragona, who was born and raised in Cuba, is fluent in Spanish.